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Annoying the French Encore!

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A short ebook-only publication detailing the continued tortures that the British and Americans have inflicted on the French over the past few years, following on from the ten centuries of conflict described in Clarke's bestselling book 1000 Years of Annoying the French.


Bonjour dear reader,

Ever since European history began, we Brits have been happily engaged in our national pastime - annoying the French. And ever since the US came into existence, Americans have joined the party. The past couple of years have shown that this annoying never stops. To give just three examples:

When French political superstar Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York, France's establishment was outraged. It soon emerged that the country's male elite regarded sexual harassment as a basic human right.

After a mid-Atlantic collision between French and British nuclear submarines, France's Minister of Defense seemed to blame the accident on ... shrimps.

And when British Prime Minister David Cameron walked out of a Eurosummit, a French politician accused him of being 'like a man at a wife-swapping party who refuses to bring his own wife.' Yes, a very French image, and it just one of the many anti-Anglophone insults that came flying across the Channel.

You will find all this, and much more, in Annoying the French Encore! Because, for the French, the merde never ends.

Yours historically,

Stephen Clarke

Praise for Stephen Clarke:

"Clarke renders the flavor of life in Paris impeccably: the endless strikes, the sadistic receptionists, the crooked schemes by which the wealthy and well-connected land low-rent apartments... Clarke's eye for detail is terrific." - Washington Post

"Stephen Clarke is acerbic, insulting, un-PC and mostly hilarious." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Combines gaffes of Bridget Jones with the boldness of James Bond... Clarke's sharp eye for detail and relentless wit make even the most quotidian task seem surreal." - Publishers Weekly

"An international publishing phenomenon." - Time Magazine

"Laugh-out-loud hilarious... great interlingual puns, a vivacious spirit and a playful attitude about the absurdities of a foreign culture." - Rocky Mountain News

"Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle." - The Times

"Fun, full of derring-do and sexual adventure in foreign lands... Sharp insights. Fascinating. Tremendously entertaining." - The Sunday Times

"Blasting aside any hope of political correctness, and sinking the entente cordial with a broadside of provocative wit, Clarke revisits some of the great moments of our mutual histories, and some that are best forgotten... It makes for a breathless retelling of history, and fans of Clarke will love it." - Good Book Guide

"An irreverent modern look at the history of the often turbulent relationship between England and France" - The Times

"Successfully combining history with humor, this book is easy to read, interesting and witty. Four stars." - The Royston Crow

"Stephen Clarke's new book should put a spring in your step... there is huge fun to be had in Clarke's well-researched account... anyone who's ever encountered a snooty Parisian waiter or found themselves driving on the Boulevard Peripherique during August will enjoy this book." -The Daily Mail

Used availability for Stephen Clarke's Annoying the French Encore!

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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Annoying the French Encore
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Versilio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Annoying The French Encore!
Author(s): Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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